British barber celebrated with ‘Points of Light’ Award after raising awareness of men’s mental health

An inspirational barber who set up his own men’s mental health awareness and suicide prevention movement has been awarded a ‘Point of Light’ Award by Prime Minister Theresa May. Tom Chapman’s Lions Barber Collective is turning barbershops into safe spaces for men using the opportunity of a regular haircut to start conversations about mental health. The group is having an enormous impact with men who traditional mental health services can struggle to reach. Tom organises a professionally run training programme, which is teaching barbers to ‘recognise, talk, listen and advise’…

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Instagram launches #HereForYou Campaign

Instagram has launched a new campaign #HereForYou campaign aimed at tackling the importance of talking about mental health, and mental health issues. On a post on the companies site Kevin Systrom, Co-founder & CEO of Instagram says: “In May, people come together to highlight the importance of talking about mental health and encourage others to seek support and treatment. Mental illness can affect anyone, and according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in the United States alone half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14.…

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